|Posted on January 22, 2012 at 5:05 AM|
Color cyclesper second Wavelength
Green 517.241.379.310.300 5800 Angstroms
Green is a color, the perception ofwhich is evoked by light having a spectrum dominated by energy with awavelength of roughly 520-570-nm. In the subtractive color system, it is not aprimary color, but is created out of a mixture of yellow and blue, or yellowand cyan; it is considered one of the additive primary colors. On the HSV colorwheel, the complement of green is magenta; that is, a purple colorcorresponding to an equal mixture of red and blue light. On a color wheel basedon traditional color theory (RYB), the complementary color to green isconsidered to be red.
The word green is closely related tothe Old English verb growan, 'to grow'. It is used to describe plants or theocean. Sometimes it can also describe someone who is inexperienced, jealous, orsick. In America, green is a slang term for money, among other things. Severalcolloquialisms have derived from these meanings, such as 'green around thegills', a phrase used to describe a person who looks ill.
Several minerals have a green color,including the emerald, which is colored green by its chromium content. Animalssuch as frogs, lizards, and other reptiles and amphibians, fish, insects, andbirds, appear green because of a mixture of layers of blue and green coloringon their skin. By far the largest contributor to green in nature ischlorophyll, the chemical by which plants photosynthesize. Many creatures haveadapted to their green environments by taking on a green hue themselves ascamouflage.
Culturally, green has broad andsometimes contradictory meanings. In some cultures, green symbolizes hope andgrowth, while in others, it is associated with death, sickness, envy or thedevil.
The most common associations,however, are found in its ties to nature. Green is also associated with regeneration,fertility and rebirth for its connections to nature. Recent political groupshave taken on the color as symbol of environmental protection and socialjustice, and consider themselves part of the Green movement, some namingthemselves Green parties. This has led to similar campaigns in advertising, ascompanies have sold green, or environmentally friendly, products.
The word green comes from the OldEnglish word grene, or, in its older form, groeni. This adjective is closelyrelated to the Old English verb growan (to grow) and goes back into WesternGermanic and Scandinavian languages.
The word designates the color on thevisible light spectrum situated between blue and yellow. It is often used todescribe foliage and the sea, and has become a symbol of environmentalism. Italso is combined with other color names to increase specificity, as inblue-green, or with objects, as in emerald green. Green is also used todescribe jealousy and envy, as well as anyone young, inexperienced, or gullible(probably by analogy to unripe, i.e. unready or immature, fruit).
Green is sometimes associated withnausea and sickness.
Lastly, green can communicate safetyto proceed, as in traffic lights.
Some languages have no wordseparating green from blue.
Green is a cool color that symbolizesnature and the natural world.
Green also represents tranquility,good luck, health, and jealousy.
Researchers have also found thatgreen can improve reading ability. Some students may find that laying atransparent sheet of green paper over reading material increases reading speedand comprehension.
Green has long been a symbol offertility and was once the preferred color choice for wedding gowns in the15th-century. Even today, green M & M's (an American chocolate candy) aresaid to send a sexual message.
Green is often used in decoratingfor its calming effect. For example, guests waiting to appear ontelevision programs often wait in a “green room” to relax.
Green is thought to relievestress and help heal. Those who have a green work environment experience
Green represent heart chakra.
Someone with a green aura istypically someone who is in an occupation related to health, such as aphysician or nurse, as well as people who are lovers of nature and theoutdoors.
Green frequency is linked to healingand alchemy.
GREEN relates to the HEART chakra
Associated organs to this chakra are the heart and breasts. The gland is thethymus gland.
This chakra relates to love / self love. that is to say the ability to giveand take unconditionally. When balanced we are able to give this love and alsoto love and nurture ourselves, warts and all.
Some associated problems relating to the heart chakra are:- heart diseases,diseases of the Immune system, for example, Aids and ME (myalgiaencephalomyelitis, sometimes referred to as chronic fatigue syndrome or postviral syndrome); other problems related to the immune system and allergies,cancer of the breast.
SomePositive and negative aspects of the colour Green positive aspects of this colour
negative aspects of this colour
unscrupulous with money
hangs on to possessions
lack of consideration
love of children, animals and nature
Using Green TherapyGreen is a balancing colour, in the middle of the visible spectrum. Thehigher three colours are known as the "cool" colours and are calmingin effect, the lower three are known as the "warm" colours and have astimulating effect. Green is the balance between these two.
When a therapist comes to the end of a colour therapy treatment, he/she willuse green as a balancing colour at the end of a treatment.
Green is the colour of balance and harmony and can, therefore, be helpful intimes of stress. If one has experienced a trauma, a green silk wrapped aroundthe shoulders can have a very therapeutic effect.
Green is the feng shui color of renewal, fresh energy and new beginnings. Inthe feng shui theory of five elements, color green obviously belongs to theWood element.
Green color is very nourishing to your health, as it calms your nerves andbalances your whole body by bringing healing feng shui vibrations from MotherNature. When working with green color in feng shui, it is important to have atleast several different shades in order to maximize the feng shui energyeffects.
A great way to bring color green in feng shui is with actual plants that havelush green foliage.
The feng shui color of growth and healing, green should be freely used in theEast, Southeast and South feng shui bagua areas of your home or office.
It is best to avoid a strong color green presence in the North bagua area ofyour space.
From fresh spring color of the newly opened leaves to the strong green of amighty oak tree - there are literally hundreds of greens to choose from in yourfeng shui applications.
Study the Bagua, the feng shui energy map of your space and bring the energy ofrenewal into your life with the healing feng shui powers of color green.